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H.R. Pufnstuf - The Complete Series

4.7 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews

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Once upon a time, during the tail end of the psychedelic sixties, a program appeared that captured the imagination of children as much as the tenor of the times. Not that H.R. Pufnstuf, which premiered on NBC in 1969, dealt with heavy topics like the Vietnam War. Instead, this colorful Sid and Marty Krofft creation mixed live action with puppetry and kept things groovy with song, dance, bad puns, trippy sets, and wacky sound effects. Like The Wizard of Oz and "Puff the Magic Dragon," its charming innocence appealed as much to kids as to the kinds of adults who flocked to Pee-wee's Playhouse and SpongeBob SquarePants in later years. The story begins when Jimmy (Oliver!'s Jack Wild) is tricked by Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) into taking a boat ride on a sunny day. Next thing he knows he's stranded on Living Island, where everything--the houses, the trees--talks. And Witchiepoo is endlessly scheming to steal Freddie, his magical golden flute (or "Fweddie" as Wild pronounces it). Pufnstuf, the island's mayor, is Jimmy's Glinda the Good Witch--as a friendly dragon with an aw-shucks accent. Throughout these 17 episodes, Jimmy and Puf are joined by Dr. Blinky, Cling and Clang, and a host of other odd, but benevolent characters. Witchiepoo meanwhile, has Orson Vulture and Seymour Spider on her (dark) side. Standout episodes include "Mechanical Boy," in which Jimmy "does the robot"--years before the dawn of disco--and "Dinner for Two Please Orson," in which Blinky's Time Machine malfunctions and Jimmy is turned into an old man--who Witchiepoo plans to marry! With H.R. Pufnstuf, the Kroffts (Lidsville, The Bugaloos) combined the best qualities of the top shows of its time, like Laugh-In and The Monkees, and created something fresh and new that's just as relevant--and irreverent--today. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Special Features

  • All 17 episodes on three discs
  • Pilot episode with commentary by Sid & Marty Krofft
  • Interview with creators Sid & Marty Krofft
  • Interview with actor Billie Hayes (Witchiepoo)
  • Interview with actor Jack Wild (Jack)
  • Interview with TV historian Hal Erickson
  • Sid & Marty Kroftt pilot, "Irving" (1957)
  • TV Land spots

Product Details

  • Actors: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib, Joan Gerber, Walker Edmiston
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013F32G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,824 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "H.R. Pufnstuf - The Complete Series" on IMDb

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I think the first thing that fans of the H.R. Pufnstuf series might find surprising is that there were only 17 episodes produced, and one of those is what amounts to a "clip" show. When the series first aired, it seemed to go on forever. That was in the days of one episode a Saturday, every Saturday. Somehow, kids didn't quite catch on that it was the same eps over and over.

But the show itself was pretty revolutionary for its time. A Dragon with a heart of gold, a witch with an eye for gold and a kid with a golden flute in the middle.

But that's typical of Sid and Marty Krofft, who provided a gentle touch, a bit of slapstick, some wild sets and costumes and a stellar star in the form of Jack Wild, just off his Artful Dodger turn in the Best Picture Oscar winning "Oliver!" at the time.

If you're a fan of the series, you will like what you see here. As advertised, every episode is presented (though one of them is in rather washed out shape in comparison to the rest for some reason). But even more notable are the special features you get here.

It's rare to get a sit down interview with the Kroffts themselves, but you get to hear them both tell their stories about the days of their childhood careers, and what led them to create their collection of programs. THAT is worth the price of the DVD, because you get to find out a lot about the psychology of these two guys through their candid comments: Sid, who was the Vaudeville star, and Marty, who copied his world famous sibling doing his same act. The interaction between these two could be the most amusing thing in this collection and MUST NOT BE MISSED!

They also slip you a couple of episodes of an early program titled "Irving" about a circus lion and his adventures in and around the Big Top.
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This is every episode commercial free including the full intro of Jimmy going down the hill to the boat to magic island. The picture and sound is excellent, typical top notch delivery by amaz. You have to buy it because you don't remember it... HR puffnstuf..
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H.R. Pufnstuf may have lasted only 17 episodes, it may have come from the late 60's, and there may be a dozen other things that could be considered negative flaws about this show, but they only add to the infectious charm of this wonderfully orchaestrated live action cartoon.
I bought the complete DVD boxset for my fiancee's birthday recently, because I knew it would be something she would simply love and treasure for years to come. Some may think that the Kroft brothers did drugs in order to create the many zany and trippy programs they created over the years, but trust me, they didn't.
Are there druglike innuendoes and double-entendres placed visually and in the dialogue? well, that's really up to personal opinions and interpretations. But I digress.
This show is definitely worth owning, the dialogue can be a bit cringe-inducing at times but not overtly so, the puns and jokes can go from hilarious to Fozzie-like unBearability within the same episode, but everything is simply top=notch.
Jack Wild is awesome as Jimmy, he brings youthful energy and enthusiasm and seems to be enjoying himself wholeheartedly throughout the series. He is very convincing in his determination to get home or to rescue Freddy Flute from the witch, showcasing a great deal of courage and loyalty to his friends, Freddy, Puf, Dr. Blinky, etc.
Billie Hayes is simply excellent as Witchiepoo, she combines a playful lunacy with a menacing ruthlessness, wrapped up with perfect comedic timing, you can't help but laugh and love the ol' hag.
The costumes are simply marvelous, not just for Pufnstuff, but for everyone: Dr. Blinky, the Evil Trees (specially imported from Transylvania), Orson the Vulture, Seymour Spider, Cling & Clang (perfect examples of Keystone Cops), Judy Frog, etc.
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This show was one of the best shows on Saturday morning. I grew up watching all of Sid & Marty Kroffts shows. They were very funny & entertaining to watch. I just can't wait until they release the other shows in a series set as well. Best shows in the 70's. I wish they made more shows like this one. Most of us who watched the shows way back when know what I am talking about. That was the best time in television. Great shows & better kids shows & comedies. Too much television is edited out these days. Your kids will love to watch Sid & Marty Kroffts television series. They are for the kid at heart. I am glad that they finally released a complete series set. I will be waiting for more in the near future.
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This company did a great job in the packaging of this set, the Pufnstuf bobblehead is in its own packaging which allows it to be placed separately from the dvd set for display.The video quality is the same as the the Rhino set i purchased years ago, only difference is with this set you do not get the complete opening sequence, the shots where Jimmy is running down the hill then spots the ship etc etc, on this set it starts after he is rescued and carries on from there.The bonus episode which features a segment from the Krofft Supershow called Horror Hotel is fun,,,it being a segment only lasts about 12 minutes, all in all it's fun and stars some of the characters from different shows including a Hoodoo look-a-like, who did a REALLY good job!
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